Performing Arts Workshop is dedicated to youth arts education, and provides sequential arts programming for Bay Area students aged three to 18. The organization focuses on serving students in the southwest neighborhoods San Francisco, who may not otherwise have easy access to quality arts education. Its artist residencies in after-school programs, community centers, and 90 public schools, vary in length from 11 to 60 sessions, and serve more than 4,200 students. The organization is an advocate for excellence in arts education, using research to influence policymakers and build grassroots coalitions to support quality arts education. This grant will support adaptation planning and implementation for Performing Arts Workshop, and aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy.
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768 Delano Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112, United States
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for general operating support
Performing Arts Workshop uses arts education to develop the critical thinking, creative expression, and learning skills of youth between the ages of three and 18. The organization works in schools, transitional housing facilities, community spaces, juvenile detention facilities, and at its own facility in San Francisco. Each year, Performing Arts Workshop serves over 1,900 students with instruction and presentation opportunities in music, dance, creative writing, theater, spoken word, visual arts, and media arts. Support for Performing Arts Workshop aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy and Program Delivery substrategy.